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Will Ye Go, Lassie, to the Highland Games?

Monday morning, I woke up with a desire to hear bagpipes. Typically, I’m not the biggest fan of bagpipe music, but I spent Saturday at the Stone Mountain Highland Games, where the playing of the pipes is as much a part of the atmosphere as men wearing kilts and tams. 1,104 more words

Travel

Greens fiddling on the fringes while Earth burns

The Green Party remains adamant they won’t consider a governing arrangement with National. This effectively leaves them on the coalition sidelines waiting for whatever crumbs NZ First may allow them and Labour might throw them. 857 more words

Politics

Norwegian Fiddle Tune: Homslien

I asked my brother what Hardanger fiddle tune I might be able to learn on a regular violin, and he said I might try Homslien, … 357 more words

Music

Swedish Fiddle Tune: Farmors Brudpolska

I recently acquired the book of sheet music, Scandinavian Fiddle Tunes by Vicki Swan to get an overview of the genre. Looking over the tunes and listening to the included CD, … 117 more words

Music

In which I create a B list

In reading about fiddling, I came across one teacher’s practice suggestions. Among other things, she suggested having an A list and a B list to assist in developing a repertoire. 140 more words

Music

The fiddling fighting freebooter

This is the story of my favorite folk hero, Jamie MacPherson. Now, whilst his life and exploits don’t exactly share the same level of fame and national significance as that of Rob Roy; in MacPhersons tragic story, his origins set the tone of a tale in the archetype of so many romantic tales concerning outlaws; with tragedy being central; whereas, Rob Roy’s story simply embodies the swashbuckling exploits of an itinerant rogue, full of adventure and the outwitting of lords and soldiery, yet lacking in any sense of intrigue or emotion on the part of the man himself’. 1,687 more words

Scottish History